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Victor Hedman scores 2 goals as Lightning beat Flyers 4-2 to spoil Lecavalier's homecoming

Wednesday, 11.27.2013 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Victor Hedman scores 2 goals as Lightning beat Flyers 4-2 to spoil Lecavalier's homecoming

TAMPA, Fla. - Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier's homecoming.

Lecavalier, who played 14 years for the Lightning after being selected first overall in the 1998 draft, faced his old team for the first time and scored a power-play goal late in the third period. The former Tampa Bay captain received a standing ovation after a video tribute was played on the scoreboard midway through the first.

Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won seven in a row at home. Tampa Bay, behind goalie Ben Bishop, beat the New York Rangers 5-0 Monday night.

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